Laura and John Arnold Foundation
The Laura and John Arnold Foundation’s core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems. Its strategic investments are currently focused in criminal justice, education, evidence-based policy, sustainable public finance, and health care. The Foundation has offices in Houston, New York, and Washington, D.C.
Steve Ballmer founded the Ballmer Group with Connie Ballmer. The Ballmer Group supports organizations and initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for children and families in the United States who face poverty. Strategies include the support of existing organizations, the efficient use of public funds, and the acceleration of neighborhood transformation. Prior to founding the Ballmer Group, Mr. Ballmer was the CEO of Microsoft. Microsoft is one of the world’s largest technology companies. Under his leadership Microsoft grew to nearly $80 billion in revenue and was the third most profitable company in the United States. Mr. Ballmer also leads USAFacts, which provides a single platform to access a variety of large government data sets to inform the public about the function of government in the U.S. The LA Clippers basketball team is owned by him. Mr. Ballmer graduated from Harvard University where he received a B.A. in mathematics.
S.A. Ibrahim is chief executive officer of Radian Group Inc. (NYSE: RDN). Headquartered in Philadelphia, Radian provides private mortgage insurance and products and services to the mortgage and real estate industries. Radian is one of the largest private mortgage insurers of U.S. residential mortgages, and its mortgage and real estate services segment is a leader in each of its industries. Prior to joining Radian, Mr. Ibrahim was the CEO of GreenPoint Mortgage Funding based in Novato, California. Under his leadership, GreenPoint Mortgage transformed itself from a small mortgage originator to one of the leading U.S. mortgage originators. Mr. Ibrahim's experience also includes heading international reengineering for American Express, being the CEO of Chemical Mortgage as well as working at Bank of America and General Electric Company. He was an advisor to the White House team on President Obama's 2009 Cairo speech and was a keynote speaker at the Presidential Entrepreneurial Summit in Washington in April 2010. Mr. Ibrahim holds an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania and a BE in Engineering from Osmania University in India.
Marc Rowan is a co-founder and Senior Managing Director of Apollo Global Management, LLC, a leading alternative asset manager focused on contrarian and value oriented investments across private equity, credit-oriented capital markets and real estate. Marc currently serves on the boards of directors of Apollo Global Management, LLC, Athene Holding Ltd., Caesars Entertainment Corp. and Caesars Acquisition Co. He has previously served on the boards of directors of the general partner of AP Alternative Assets, L.P., AMC Entertainment, Inc., Beats Music, CableCom Gmbh., Cannondale Bicycle Corp., Caesars Entertainment Operating Co., Countrywide PLC, Culligan Water Technologies, Inc., Furniture Brands International, Mobile Satellite Ventures, National Cinemedia, Inc., National Financial Partners, Inc., New World Communications, Inc., Norwegian Cruise Lines, Quality Distribution, Inc., Samsonite Corporation, SkyTerra Communications, Inc., Unity Media SCA, Vail Resorts, Inc. and Wyndham International, Inc. Marc is a founding member and Chairman of YRF-Darca, Vice Chair of the Board of Overseers of The Wharton School and a member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Board of Trustees. He serves on the boards of directors of Jerusalem Online and the New York City Police Foundation. Marc graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business with a BS and an MBA in Finance.
Marc Spilker is a Founding Member of GPS Investment Partners LLC and the Chairman of Chiron Investment Management LLC. From 2010 to 2014 he was President of Apollo Global Management and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. In 2010, prior to joining Apollo, Mr. Spilker retired from Goldman Sachs following a 20-year career with the firm. At Goldman he served as co-head of the Investment Management Division (IMD) and was also a member of the firmwide Management and Risk Committees. Mr. Spilker previously served on the Investment Advisory Committee at Google and was a member of the American Stock Exchange, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Council of Economic and Fiscal Advisors for Governor Andrew Cuomo. He has served on the boards of the Philadelphia Stock Exchange, the Stone and Bridge Street Funds, BrokerTec and Bondbook, LLC. Mr. Spilker is a board member of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton Undergraduate Executive Board, iSentium, LLC, The New 42nd Street, Inc., The Samuel Bronfman Department of Medicine Advisory Board at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Advisory Board for Mount Sinai’s Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology. Mr. Spilker graduated with a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Leonard M. Tannenbaum
Leonard M. Tannenbaum founded Fifth Street in 1998. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Fifth Street Asset Management Inc., as well as a member of the firm's Management Committee. Mr. Tannenbaum is also Portfolio Manager of the firm’s hedge fund. An expert in the middle market, private credit and direct lending, Mr. Tannenbaum is frequently quoted in major business and trade media, such as the Financial Times, Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. He also appears as a regular guest on major broadcast networks, such as Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV and CNBC. Mr. Tannenbaum has founded a number of private investment firms, including Fifth Street Capital LLC, and he has served as managing member of each firm. Mr. Tannenbaum graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics. Subsequent to his undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania, Mr. Tannenbaum received an M.B.A. in Finance from the Wharton School as part of the Submatriculation Program. He is also a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
David Trone is the Founder and President of Total Wine & More, the largest privately owned alcoholic beverage chain in the United States. At the end of 2016 the company will operate in 21 states with 150 Wine Superstores and over 5,000 team members. Total Wine is adding twenty stores per year with $2.4 billion for 2016 in retail sales. David oversees Marketing, Purchasing, e-Commerce, Government and Community Affairs, Finance and IT. He and his brother Robert have traveled the world, working with producers to bring Total Wine & More the best selection at the lowest prices. David graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree from Furman University, and received a Master of Business Administration degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.